Catstop Automatic Outdoor Cat Repellent Entirelypets
If you have not planted a yet but anticipate having trouble keeping cats out of your yard, be aware that one of the most effective cat repellents is readily available at most any hardware store: .
Outdoors, once the barrier is broken, the Repellent can be clipped to an individual plant, clipped at the outer edge of a garden, flower, or shrubbery bed, or clipped on a fence. Repellents can be laid on the ground. Repellents can be clipped to grass at the edge of the lawn. The Repellents should be clipped as close to the soil as practical. The number of Repellents to use depends on the strength of the animal’s habits. For a perimeter, Repellents should be clipped about 4 feet apart, or closer where necessary. Indoors, once the barrier is broken Repellents can be put in areas where dogs or cats are making messes. We recommend that some Repellents be kept in reserve in case the repelling Odor needs to be intensified. Although the Plant Pro-Tec Repellent has a rain shield, we recommend that Repellents be clipped on sideways or upside down to ensure no water gets in. If water gets into the Repellent, it will prevent the repelling odor from escaping. No repelling odor, no repellency! Because of the cone, the formulation can not leak out.
If you would prefer something more hi-tech but also harmless to cats and all other animals, then thereare a range of electronic cat repellents on the market that can do the job. As well as ultrasonic deterrentsthere are even electronic scarecrows available now that will target trespassing cats with a jet of water! Even the most domesticated of cats will retain a strong predatory instinct. Oncethey get in your yard cats will prey upon and frighten the natural wild life that you may be trying hardto encourage and enjoy. Unless you employ an effective, humane cat repellant the cat will surely thinkyour bird feeder or ornamental fish pond is there just to make his life easy! When cats dig they damage your small tender plants andseedlings. And without an effective cat repellant their tendency to leave a little "calling card" inthe borders will be an unpleasant surprise when you settle down to do a bit of hand weeding. I agree with the poster who said to skip mothballs. They are terribly poisonous to everything, including people, and the stench from them is as bad as or worse than the cat urine. I have purchased a cat repellant from Walmart that worked quite well. It also had a smell, but not obnoxious, and it had to be replaced every time it rained, but it worked. It kept my own cats from pooping on the front lawn. You might also try citrus peels, as those are not too unsightly and won't be a horrible smell. I kept stray cats from spraying the front of my house by splashing lemon scented Mr. Clean over the urine spots. This would work on fence posts, or tree trunks.Use citrus oils including lemon, orange and lime essential oils to repel cats. These oils are extracted from the peels of the citrus fruits and have a strong, slightly bitter scent. Cats dislike these oils, which many natural cat repellents contain. Soak cotton balls in these oils and place them in the locations you want your cat to avoid. You can make a solution of equal parts lemon and orange oils and mix it with three parts water. Shake the mixture and spray the solution on plants, fabrics, walls or other surfaces. You can also rub citrus peels directly on these surfaces to distribute their natural oils or grind them up and sprinkle them around plants to deter cats.You can also buy cat repellant at hardware and likely, pet stores. It works as well, but has to be replaced after every rain. Do not use things like mothballs. They are poisonous to everything, and smell worse than the cat smell. If the cats are spraying their scent on the house (which they may be doing, as that is much stinkier than just pooping in your flower beds) try splashing some lemon scented cleaner on the spots. I did that one winter, when it was far too cold (-20) to be washing the spots, and it seemed to deter the cats and nullify the odor. You might try orange or grapefruit peels as well, as I think it is the citrus smell that deters them.